After celebrating with Dad, it’s time to start thinking about summer cocktails and the 4th of July!  For this year’s celebrations, Cointreau and MARTINI have Red, White & Blue drinks that are perfect for outdoor BBQs and poolside sipping. See below for the recipes!


Red, White & Blue Bramble
2 parts Cointreau®
1 part Lemon juice
½ parts Crème de Mure
Add the Cointreau® and lemon juice to a mixing glass with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Float the Creme de Mure on top.


Berry Belle Margarita
2 parts Blanco Tequila
1 part Cointreau®
1 part Lime juice
2 slices red bell pepper
2 raspberries
1 bar spoon raspberry preserves
Muddle raspberries with bell peppers in a mixing glass.  Add the remaining ingredients with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish: raspberries


Red, White & Blue Asti Floats
1 scoop raspberry sorbet, lemon sorbet or blueberry sorbet
2 or 3 blueberries
Add sorbet to a chilled champagne flute and fill with MARTINI® Asti. Garnish with blueberries.


Red Summer Sangria

1 (750 ml) bottle of MARTINI® Bianco vermouth
8 ounces apple juice
4 ounces cranberry juice
4 ounces simple syrup (equal parts sugar & water)
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
8 ounces MARTINI® Prosecco
1 apple, cubed
1 lemon, thinly sliced into wheels
1 orange, thinly sliced into wheels
Combine first five ingredients in a large pitcher, and stir in fruit. Chill until ready to serve (24 hours, if possible). Just prior to serving, stir in Prosecco. Pour over ice in tall glasses. Makes 8-10 servings.